March 14, 2018

Summer Theatre Camps

All classes are held at the Jan Dempsey Community Art Center. Registration is handled through the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department (Harris Center, 425 Perry Ave.). Payment is to be made the first day of classes; checks are made payable to AACT. There are some sibling discounts and needs based scholarships available

For more information, contact Melanie Brown at
334-332-6834 or 

The AACT Summer Intensive is a theatre skills and techniques camp appropriate for all levels of experience. Whether you are a novice or an experienced actor, there is something for you to learn at this camp.

This fun and fast-paced camp will focus on improvisation, voice and movement, and scene studies. Each year we plan different ways to present and practice theatre skills, so there is always something new!

Participants are divided into three different age groups:

ACT Tots ages 3-4*
ACT I ages 5-8
Act II ages 9-11
Act III ages 12-18

A special joint presentation at the conclusion of the camp session gives everyone a chance to shine on stage. The presentation on the last day of each camp is scheduled for 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

Registration is $150 and includes a t-shirt and a daily snack at camp. There are two camp sessions to choose from:

Session I: June 17-21, 1 – 4 pm

Session II: July 22-26, 1 – 4 pm

  * Camp participants must be potty trained to attend.

Love to sing, dance and act? Then join us for Musical Theatre Camp (MTC)! Whether you have been on stage many times, or never, this camp is for you. You’ll learn music, choreography and character development activities for several Broadway Musical numbers, with a performance for friends and family at the end of the camp!

June 10 – 14

Ages 3-5*        MTC Tots       1 – 3 pm           $150
Ages 5-7          MTC I         3:15 – 5:15 pm     $150
Ages 8-11        MTC II         9 am – 12 pm     $170
Ages 12-18       MTC III           1 – 4 pm          $170

Friday, June 14th – there will be extra rehearsal times (TBA) for everyone to prepare for the Parent Presentation from 5 – 6 pm that evening.

Registration includes a t-shirt, daily snack, practice CD and sheet music.

  * Camp participants must be potty trained to attend.

From auditions to performance, young actors (ages 7-12) will be able to go through the whole process of producing a play. Using a children’s literature story for our base, the actors will be able to write some of their lines, develop their character, and create their own set, costume and makeup design sketches. The actors will be expected to practice their lines and do some character development work at home.

July 8 – 12, 1 – 5 pm

$180 – includes a T-shirt, snack, and materials to create simple prop and costume pieces. The Parent Presentation will be on Friday, July 12th at 5:00 pm.

Looking for an “all day camp?” Here are two “bridges” that will combine the Visual Arts Workshops for Children (Provided by the Auburn Arts Association) and the AACT Summer Intensive (Provided by Auburn Area Community Theater) to provide your child with an all-day visual and performing arts experience!

You must sign up for the Visual Arts Workshops for Children and the AACT Summer
Intensive separately. You can take advantage of either one, or both of the extended hours programs by signing up for what you need.

“BYO Lunch Break” begins immediately after the Visual Arts Workshop (12-1 pm)

Each camper (ages 3-12) must provide their own lunch. After eating, the kids will be led in group games, both inside and outside (weather permitting). Digital devices, while not banned, will be heavily discouraged. $25/child (no sibling discounts or scholarships available). Payable to AACT the first day of camp.
Session I  6/17 – 6/21
Session II  7/8 – 7/12
Session III  7/22 – 7/26

“After Hours Theater” begins right after the AACT Summer intensive (4-5 pm)

The kids (ages 3-12) will participate in theater games and will have an opportunity to explore some of the theater concepts learned that day. $25/child (no sibling discounts or scholarships available). Payable to AACT the first day of camp.
Session I  6/12 – 6/21
Session II  7/22 – 7/26

*The AACT Summer “Play” Theater camp goes until 5:00 so there is no After Hours Theater that week.

Auburn Area Community Theatre is an equal opportunity organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity in casting, performance opportunities, volunteering, education, and employment. AACT does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarships, programs, and activities.